Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (KDB) will be out of action for three months with the knee injury he sustained on Wednesday according to the Premier League champions.
The extent of the injury he suffered was revealed by the Citizens on Friday afternoon.
Kevin De Bruyne suffered a lateral collateral ligament lesion in his right knee and won’t require surgery as confirmed by the club.
Teammate Kyle Walker is certain that the club can cope with his absence.
In his words, the England international defender said: “Kevin is a great player and it’s just unfortunate that it’s happened to him in training but there’s more than enough depth in the squad.”
“We don’t just rely on one player. It’s a team game and whoever steps in will do well. Obviously, it’s a big loss but we’ve got more than enough cover.” He added while speaking about the Belgian midfielder’s injury on Wednesday evening.
Kevin De Bruyne, 27, was highly influential in Manchester City’s Premier League and Carabao Cup double feat last season as he scored 12 goals and provided 21 assists for the Etihad Stadium outfit.
He made his season bow as a substitute in the 2-0 away win at Arsenal on Sunday.
The former Chelsea and VFL Wolfsburg star was also influential in Belgium’s bronze medal feat at the recently concluded FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.